ZAO Degree Programs

Overall Program Details

Zaynab Academy Online (ZAO) offers three degree programs for students in English

  1. Qur’an Program PLUS (QP PLUS): A 3-year program that teaches translation and tafsir of the Qur’an along with some basic knowledge of the Deen. Learn more
  2. Qur’an Program (QP): A 3-year program that teaches translation and tafsir of the Qur’an. Learn more
  3. Classical Islamic Learning (CIL): A 6-year program designed to teach more in-depth knowledge of the Deen. Learn more


Tajweed Proficiency

The Tajweed Department at ZAO offers introductory and advanced level courses in tajweed. This is to enable students to properly read the Qur’an and cover the basic rules of recitation.

All students formally enrolled in the degree programs at ZAO must complete their tajweed proficiency requirements.

  • CIL students: Required to successfully complete Tajweed Level 1 and 2
  • QP PLUS students: Required to successfully complete Tajweed Level 1 and 2
  • QP Students: No proficiency requirement. Tajweed courses are optional for them

Classes will be offered during the academic year. There will also be summer intensive tajweed sessions for students unable to attend classes during the three regular terms.